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Suicide and drug‐related mortality following occupational injury

Authors: Applebaum KM, Asfaw A, O'Leary PK, Busey A, Tripodis Y, Boden LI BACKGROUND: Drug overdoses and suicides have been rising since 2000 and are major contributors to a 3-year decline in US life expectancy. Studies suggest that injured workers have elevated rates of depression and opioid use, but no studies have measured excess mortality related to these risks. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We linked New Mexico workers' compensation data for 100 806 workers injured in 1994 through 2000 with Social Security Administration earnings and mortality data through 2013 and National Death Index cause of death data. We then estimated the association between receiving lost-time workers' compensation bene

2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Occupational & Environmental Medicine

2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Occupational & Environmental Medicine (MARCOEM) will be held in Philadelphia, PA on October 11-13, 2019. This conference is hosted by Pennsylvania Occupational and Environmental Medical Society, and collaborated with Johns Hopkins University Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine regional components. Conference topics are; Overview of Climate Change Global Warming and the OEM Physician Mitigation Measures for Climate Change Hazardous Drugs LTBI Treatment and HCP Causation in OEM: Judgment of Work-Related Causation in Individual Patients Neuropsych Testing & TBI Orth


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